2020 Series/Volume





Article's first page first published April 5, 2020
This page of article first published May 5, 2020
Last updated January 6, 2021





We salute the following from the world of culture and the arts who succumbed to COVID-19 along with 1,869,808+ others in our planet





Gilbert Luis R. Centina III (United States, Philippines, Spain)
poet, novelist and literary critic
(May 19, 1947 - May 1, 2020 in León, Spain)

Gilbert Luis Centina III. [Photo from the poet's website]



Dave Greenfield (United Kingdom)
keyboardist, singer and songwriter (for The Stranglers)
(March 29, 1949 - May 3, 2020)

The Stranglers - "No More Heroes," 21 January 1978. [Uploaded by TopPop, 2016]



Aldir Blanc (Brazil)
lyricist and percussionist (in partnership with guitarist-singer João Bosco), singer-songwriter and crônica author
(September 2, 1946 - May 4, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

João Bosco interprets the song "Dois Pra Lá, Dois Pra Cá" (Two There, Two Here) after Aldir Blanc talks about its lyrics. [Uploaded by valeriabdiniz, 3 October 2011]

Aldir Blanc - "Resposta ao Tempo" (Response to Time), from Blanc's solo album Vida Noturna (Night Life) released 29 January 2015. [Uploaded by Aldir Blanc - Topic, 4 July 2015]



Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite (United States)
undergraduate- and graduate-level children's literature courses instructor; book editor; until today the last surviving female member of the World War II Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program as secretary to George L. Stout of the program's Japan division
(August 24, 1927 - May 4, 2020 in Westland, Michigan)

United States House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (left) presents in 2015 the Congressional Gold Medal to Huthwaite (right) and two other former members of the Monuments Men—from left, Harry Ettlinger and Richard M. Barancik. With them was the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (second from right). [Photo by Alex Brandon grabbed from nytimes.com]



Dragan Vučić (North Macedonia)
singer, songwriter and television host
(1955 - May 4, 2020 in Skopje)

Dragan Vucic - "Marija," live on NNK, 26 January 2020. [Uploaded by Nikad nije kasno, 6 February 2020]



Kiing Shooter (United States)
(July 25, 1995 - May 5, 2020 in Long Island City)

Kiing Shooter - "Twin Gloccs" (official video). [Uploaded by Kiing Shooter, 4 February 2020]



Ciro Pessoa (Brazil)
singer-songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, screenwriter, journalist, writer and poet
(June 12, 1957 - May 5, 2020 in São Paulo)

Ciro Pessoa - "Em dia com a rebeldia" (Up to date with rebellion), live on Estúdio Showlivre, 2010. [Uploaded by Showlivre, 14 September 2010]

Ciro Pessoa - "Minha mulher ampulheta" (My woman hourglass), live on Estúdio Showlivre, 2010. [Uploaded by Showlivre, 14 September 2010]



Daniel Cauchy (France)
film actor and producer
(March 13, 1930 - May 7, 2020)

Interview with Daniel Cauchy about Bob La Flambeur, a 1956 Jean Pierre Melville film Cauchy acted in. [Uploaded cuorenucleare, 2016]



Daisy Lúcidi (Brazil)
actress, radio broadcaster and politician
(August 10, 1929 - May 7, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Daisy Lúcidi. [Photo by Playback/Internet grabbed from acritica.com]



Ty (United Kingdom)
(August 17, 1972 - May 7, 2020 in London)

Ty - "So What" (official music video). [Uploaded by Empire Records, 12 December 2014]



Jesus Chediak (Brazil)
actor, film producer and stage director
(1942 - May 8, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Jesus Chediak as Tiradentes. [Video uploaded by Noilton Nunes, 9 May 2020]



Carl Tighe (United Kingdom)
essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and scholar of Eastern European literature
(April 26, 1950 - May 8, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Cover of one of Carl Tighe's books



Johannes Beck (Germany)
social ethicist and Jesuit priest
(November 1, 1922 - May 9, 2020 in Unterhaching)

Photo of Fr. Johannes Beck © SJ-Bild/Christian Ender, grabbed from neuesruhrwort.de



Victor Scott (Trinidad and Tobago)
singer with the Les Humphries Singers
(February 13, 1943 - May 8, 2020)

Victor Scott (in hat) leading the Les Humphries Singers - "It's a Beautiful Day" (Reiner Schöne), 1971. [Video uploaded by fritz51326, 2009]



Carlos José (Brazil)
singer and songwriter
(September 22, 1934 - May 9, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Carlos José - "Esmeralda" (Filadelfo Nunes and Fernando Barreto), 1960. [Uploaded by luciano hortencio, 2012]



Abraham Palatnik (Brazil)
kinetic artist and inventor
(February 2, 1928 - May 9, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Abraham Palatnik, Aparelho Cinecromático (Cinechromatic Apparatus), 1964, one of the works on display in the exhibition Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil - The Adolpho Leirner Collection, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland. [Uploaded by VernissageTV, 30 December 2009]



David Corrêa (Brazil)
samba, samba-enredo and pagode music singer-songwriter
(June 5, 1937 - May 10, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

David Corrêa - "Estrela de Oiá" (Oiá Star). [Uploaded by Nando, Samba Club, 2014]



Sérgio Sant'Anna (Brazil)
poet and metafiction writer
(October 30, 1941 - May 10, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Sérgio Sant'Anna. [Photo from sul21.com.br]



Alberto Carpani (Italy)
singer, dj and producer
(April 23, 1956 - May 11, 2020 in Portofino)

Alberto Carpani (aka Albert One) - "For Your Love," live on Disco Inverno Pistoia, RAI TV, 1986. [Uploaded by GrVidsMaster3, 2014]



Renée Claude (Canada)
singer and actress
(July 3, 1939 - May 12, 2020 in Montreal)

Renée Claude - "Tu Trouveras la Paix" [You'll Find Peace] (Stéphane Venne), 1970. [Uploaded by DjDedales, 2016]



Anthony Bailey (United Kingdom)
writer and art historian
(January 5, 1933 - May 13, 2020 in Harwich)

Anthony Bailey. [Photo from nytimes.com]



Riad Ismat (Syria)
writer, critic and theater director
(July 11, 1947 - May 13, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois)

Riad Ismat delivers, as scholar-in-residence at North Central College, his lecture "Syria: Tolerance or Violence," 25 September 2014. [Video uploaded 9 October 2014 by North Central College Political Science Department]



Yoshio (Mexico)
(October 15, 1959 - May 13, 2020 in Mexico City)

Yoshio - "Reina de Corazones" (Queen of Hearts), 1984. [Music video uploaded by PRIVADO 80s, 2020]



Anisuzzaman (Bangladesh)
fiction writer, Bengali literature academic and activist
(February 18, 1937 - May 14, 2020 in Dhaka)

Anisuzzaman. [Photo by Dipu Malakar grabbed from en.prothomalo.com]



Joey Giambra (United States)
jazz trumpeter/composer/bandleader, poet, playwright and restaurateur
(? - May 14, 2020)

Buffalo, New York's WKBW TV on Joey Giambra's tribute to Buffalo's West Side, a poetic narrative titled Bread & Onions, 2018. [Uploaded by WKBW TV | Buffalo, NY, 23 Aug 2018]



Olga Savary (Brazil)
writer, poet and literary critic
(May 21, 1933 - May 15, 2020 in Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro)

Olga Savary. [Photo by Divulgação grabbed from entretenimento.uol.com.br]



Pilar Pellicer (Mexico)
film and television actress
(February 2, 1938 - May 16, 2020 in Mexico City)

The Confession trailer with Amparo (Pilar Pellicer) for the episode "Las Cotuchas, Empresarias" of the Mexican TV series Mujeres Asesinas (Killer Women). [Video uploaded 19 July 2012 by female assassinsHD]



Ratnakar Matkari (India)
playwright, writer and film producer
(November 17, 1938 - May 17, 2020 in Mumbai)

Ratnakar Matkari. [Photo grabbed from marathikhabri.com]



Ken Nightingall (United Kingdom)
sound engineer
(1928 - May 19, 2020)

Who Is Star Wars Man in Pink Shorts? [Video uploaded by That Junkman, 2019]



Hugo Ryckeboer (Belgium)
dialectologist specializing in French Flemish dialects
(July 26, 1935 - May 21, 2020 in Oudenaarde)

The cover of a copy of Hugo Ryckeboer and Veronique de Tier's Woordenboek van de Vlaamse Dialecten (Dictionary of the Flemish Dialects), 2001. [Photo by Adriaan D'Haens grabbed from Twitter]



Samvel Gasparov (Russia)
film director and short story writer
(June 7, 1938 - May 26, 2020 in Moscow)

Как дома, kак дела? (Kak doma, kak dela?), 1987, directed by Samvel Gasparov. [Uploaded by kinorollers, 7 October 2018]



Nicholas Rinaldi (United States)
poet and novelist
(1934 - May 27, 2020 in Bridgeport, Connecticut)

Cover of Rinaldi's novel The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb. [Photo from simonandschuster.com]



Robert M. Laughlin (United States)
anthropologist and linguist, credited as a preserver of the language and culture of the Tzotzil
(May 29, 1934 - May 28, 2020 in Arlington County, Virginia)

Robert M. Laughlin in his office at the anthropology department of the Smithsonian Institution in 2005. [Photo from nytimes.com]



Evaldo Gouveia (Brazil)
(August 8, 1928 - May 29, 2020 in Fortaleza)

Evaldo Gouveia - "Brigas," live. [Uploaded by Radar Records Oficial, 13 April 2016]



Dan van Husen (Germany)
(April 30, 1945 - May 31, 2020 in Ilminster, England)

The Eric Mache interview with Dan van Husen at the L.A. Spaghetti Western Festival



Chris Trousdale (United States)
singer and actor
(June 11, 1985 - June 2, 2020 in Burbank, California)

Chris Trousdale - "Summer" (Official music video). [Uploaded 26 August 2019]



Fabiana Anastácio (Brazil)
contemporary Christian music singer
(February 23, 1975 - June 4, 2020 in São Paulo)

Fabiana Anastácio - "Adorarei" (I Will Love). [Uploaded 25 May 2018 by Todah Music]



Dulce Nunes (Brazil)
actress and singer-songwriter
(June 11, 1929 - June 4, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro)

Dulce Nunes - Dulce (1966). [Full album, uploaded 26 August 2017 by Brazilian Rare Grooves]



Antonio Rodríguez de las Heras (Spain)
historian; dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Communication and Documentation and director of the Institute of Culture and Technology of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; and culture journalist
(September 19, 1947 - June 4, 2020 in Madrid)

Antonio Rodríguez de las Heras. [Photo from uc3m-magazine.uc3m.es]



Manuel Felguérez (Mexico)
abstract artist
(December 12, 1928 - June 8, 2020 in Zacatecas City)

Installation view of Manuel Felguérez's solo show at Páramo, 2018. [Photo grabbed from artnews.com]



Luis Repetto (Peru)
museologist, cultural manager and television host; former director of the National Institute of Culture of Peru and the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions of the Riva-Agüero Institute
(August 4, 1953 - June 9, 2020 in Lima)

A photo of Luis Repetto with a quote that translates to "Culture is not a gift, it is a fundamental right for the development of man." [Photo grabbed from a Twiiter post by PUCP]



Araceli Herrero Figueroa (Spain)
philologist and Galician-language writer of essays and studies on language, literature and didactics
(June 22, 1948 - June 10, 2020 in Lugo)

Araceli Herrero Figueroa in 2011. [Photo by Eduardo Castro Bal grabbed from wikimedia.org]



Elsa Joubert (South Africa)
Afrikaans-language writer (member of the Sestigers movement)
(October 19, 1922 - June 14, 2020 in Cape Town)

Actress Clementine Mosimane and others talk about the story and character of Poppie Nongena in the film adaptation of Elsa Joubert's novel Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena. [Uploaded by Helena Spring Films, 12 November 2019]



Giulio Giorello (Italy)
philosopher, mathematician and epistemologist
(May 14, 1945 - June 15, 2020 in Milan)

Giulio Giorello. [Photo from artribune.com]



Paulinho Paiakan (Brazil)
leader of the Kayapo people and activist
(? - June 16, 2020 in Redenção, Pará)

Paulinho Paiakan. [Photo from democracynow.org]



Dan Foster (Nigeria, United States)
radio shows disc jockey and host, former Idols West Africa and Nigeria's Got Talent judge, and creator and director of the Cool FM Nigeria Praise Jam concerts
(September 26, 1958 - June 17, 2020 in Lagos)

Dan Foster. [Photo from africareinvented.com]



Kamal Lohani (Bangladesh)
journalist, former secretary of the cultural organization Chhyanaut, founder of the left cultural organization Kranti and former director general of the national cultural center Shilpakala Academy
(June 26, 1934 - June 20, 2020 in Dhaka)

Kamal Lohani. [Photo from en.prothomalo.com]



Talib Jauhari (Pakistan)
Islamic scholar and Urdu poet
(August 27, 1939 - June 21, 2020 in Karachi)

Talib Jauhari. [Screenshot from a video on YouTube]



Bernaldina José Pedro (Brazil)
Macushi tribal leader, activist and shaman
(March 25, 1945 - June 24, 2020 in Boa Vista, Roraima)

Bernaldina José Pedro. [Photo from nytimes.com]



Faqir Nabi (Afghanistan)
film actor
(c. 1953 - June 26, 2020 in Kabul)

Faqir Nabi in the opening scene of Latif Ahmadi's Akhtar Maskara (1981). [Screenshot grabbed from studio.camp]



Santiago Manuin Valera (Peru)
Awajún leader and indigenous rights activist
(January 1, 1957 - July 1, 2020 in Chiclayo)

Silver Donald Cameron speaks with Valera for The Green Interview. [Uploaded 10 October 2014 by TheGreenInterview]



Pamela Rush (United States)
anti-poverty activist
(? - July 3, 2020 in Selma, Alabama)

The short video Trapped about Bernie Sanders' 2019 visit to the home of Poor Peoples' Campaign member Pamela Rush. [Uploaded by Bernie Sanders, 18 June 2020]



Brandis Kemp (United States)
(February 1, 1944 - July 4, 2020 in Los Feliz, California)

Brandis Kemp as the date of Dick (Michael Richards) in a skit in show K-02 of the 1981 season of Fridays. [Uploaded 26 October 2009 by Lottoman17]



Ragaa Al Geddawy (Egypt)
(September 6, 1934 - July 5, 2020 in Ismailia, Egypt)

A 2016 Vodafone TV ad featuring Ragaa Al Geddawy. [Uploaded 3 April 2018 by ads channel]



Antônio Bivar (Brazil)
playwright, memoirist, biographer and organizer of the O Começo do Fim do Mundo (The Beginning of the End of the World) punk music and film festival
(April 25, 1939 - July 5, 2020 in São Paulo)

Antônio Bivar. [Photo by Ricardo DAngelo grabbed from observatoriodoteatro.uol.com.br]



Nick Cordero (Canada)
Broadway theatre actor
(September 17, 1978 - July 5, 2020 in Los Angeles, California)

Nick Cordero sings "One of the Great Ones" from A Bronx Tale, the musical. [Video uploaded by BroadwayBox.com, 24 April 2017]



Agustín Alezzo (Argentina)
theater and television director and acting teacher
(August 15, 1935 - July 9, 2020 in Buenos Aires)

Agustín Alezzo. [Photo by Romina Santarelli / Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación grabbed from commons.wikimedia.org]



Cosmas Magaya (Zimbabwe)
mbira musician
(October 5, 1953 - July 10, 2020 in Harare)

Cosmas Magaya with his family of mbira musicians in Zimbabwe - "Mahororo". [Uploaded 2 December 2011 by Melissa Cara]



Raymundo Capetillo (Mexico)
(September 1, 1943 - July 12, 2020 in Mexico City)

Raymundo Capetillo. [Photo from diarioroatan.com]



Patrick Ellis (United States)
radio shows host and production director specializing in gospel music
(May 30, 1943 - July 16, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland)

Patrick Ellis interviewed about the project Gospel Goes Classical. [Uploaded 11 May 2016 by Gospel Goes Classical]



Neela Satyanarayanan (India)
novelist, poet, memoirist, essayist, critic, songwriter, composer and civil servant
(February 5, 1948 - July 16, 2020 in Mumbai)

Neela Satyanarayanan. [Photo from mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com]



Victor Victor (Dominican Republic)
(December 11, 1948 - July 16, 2020 in Santo Domingo)

Victor Victor - "Mesita de Noche". [Uploaded 27 December 2017 by Marco Tito]



Charles Bukeko (Kenya)
actor and comedian
(July 10, 1962 - July 18, 2020 at Karen Hospital, Nairobi)

A composite of the "We've been having it" TV ad series in Vodacom's 2008 campaign, featuring Charles Bukeko. [Uploaded 11 June 2008 by threestripes]



Dobby Dobson (Jamaica)
rocksteady and reggae singer and record producer
(July 5, 1942 - July 21, 2020 in Florida, United States)

Dobby Dobson - "I'm a Loving Pauper" (official audio). [Uploaded 25 July 2020 by Trojan Records Official]



Hassan Brijany (Sweden)
(April 12, 1961 - July 23, 2020)

The 2017 short film Sveriges bästa svensk (Sweden's Best Swedish), with Hassan Brijany as Hussein Hashemi. [Uploaded 26 May 2016 by Sweden's best Swede]



Helen Jones Woods (United States)
jazz and swing music trombone player
(October 9 or November 14, 1923 - July 25, 2020)

CNN Remembers Helen Jones Woods, An International Sweetheart of Rhythm! [Uploaded 8 August 2020 by Capital Entertainment]



Felicia F. Campbell (United States)
English professor, founder of the Far West Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, editor of Popular Culture Review, and president of the Popular Culture Association
(? - July 27, 2020)

Felicia F. Campbell. [Photo by Las Vegas Review-Journal grabbed from reviewjournal.com]



Bill Mack (United States)
singer and songwriter
(June 4, 1929 - July 31, 2020 in Irving, Texas)

Bill Mack talks about writing "Blue" and Patsy Cline. [Uploaded 19 March 2016 by GRAMMYFoundation]



Khosrow Sinai (Iran)
film director, screenwriter, music composer and scholar
(January 19, 1941 - August 1, 2020)

Talking with a Shadow, a film by Khosrow Sinai. [Uploaded 28 August 2013 by Habib Ahmadzadeh]



Mohammad Barkatullah (Bangladesh)
TV series producer and director
(? - August 3, 2020 in Dhaka)

Stars of the popular gangster TV series Kothao Keu Nei (There Is No One Anywhere), co-produced and directed by Mohammad Barkatullah. [Photo from tvtime.com]



Gésio Amadeu (Brazil)
(1947 - August 5, 2020 in São Paulo)

Gésio Amadeu. [Photo by Playback/Internet grabbed from uol.com.br]



Aritana Yawalapiti (Brazil)
indigenous rights activist, cacique and ecologist
(1949 - August 5, 2020 in Goiânia)

Aritana Yawalapiti. [Photo by Ueslei Marcelino grabbed from reuters.com]



Nina Popova (United States)
ballet dancer
(October 20, 1922 - August 7, 2020 in St. Augustine, Florida)

Nina Popova. [Photo from nytimes.com]



Andréia de Olicar (Brazil)
pastor, singer and composer of contemporary Christian music
(March 23, 1976 - August 9, 2020 in Itaocara)

Andreia de Olicar. [Photo from the composer's YouTube channel]



Rahat Indori (India)
Bollywood lyricist, Urdu poet and pedagogist of Urdu literature
(January 1, 1950 - August 11, 2020 in Indore)

Rahat Indori. [Photo from thehindu.com]



Trini Lopez (United States)
singer, guitarist and actor
(May 13, 1937 - August 11, 2020 in Palm Springs, California)

Trini Lopez Live in Australia, 1968. [Uploaded by Donn Ferris]



Gulnazar Keldi (Tajikistan)
poet, literature journal editor and lyricist
(September 20, 1945 - August 13, 2020 in Dushanbe)

Gulnazar Keldi. [Photo by Шухрат Саъдиев grabbed from commons.wikimedia.org]



Murtaja Baseer (Bangladesh)
painter and artist
(August 17, 1932 - August 15, 2020 in Dhaka)

Murtaja Baseer, Untitled, 1967. [Photo from Pinterest]



Ahmed Badouj (Morocco)
Amazigh stage and film actor, director and screenwriter
(1950 - August 22, 2020 in Agadir)

Ahmed Badouj. [Photo from newsbeezer.com]



John Bangsund (Australia)
science fiction fan and fanzine editor
(April 21, 1939 - August 22, 2020 in Preston, Victoria)

The Hugo Awards Banquet (at the 1975 Aussiecon that Bangsund and Andrew I. Porter fought for the hosting of) where Bangsund acted as toastmaster. [Uploaded by FANAC Fan History, 26 May 2016]



Cecilia Romo (Mexico)
film, theater and television actress
(December 5, 1945 - August 30, 2020 in Mexico City)

Cecilia Romo. [Photo from Instagram|Cecilia Romo grabbed from web24.news]














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